Hand and Wrist Surgery in Massapequa, NY
Do you have problems with your hands or wrists that medication and therapy haven’t been able to fix? Our board-certified orthopedic Dr. Paul Dicpinigaitis, MD, identify the root cause and provide recommendations on whether a surgery is right for you. Hand and wrist surgery deals with a variety of conditions such as chronic injuries, carpal tunnel syndrome, complex bone fracture, injuries, and osteoarthritis. If your hand and wrist are painful and hurt your quality of life to perform daily activities, contact us or schedule an appointment online. We are conveniently located at 5840 Merrick Road Massapequa, NY 11758.
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Hand and wrist injuries are painful, and uncomfortable, and are often disruptive to your day-to-day life as you try to navigate the discomfort. While some know the cause of their pain, others are left wondering where it came from and how to proceed forward with treatment. Pain, numbness, or tingling in the wrists and hands can be treated by a specialist to help restore functionality and to improve your overall quality of life.
If you’ve been sidelined by a hand or wrist injury, the medical team at Dr. Paul Dicpinigaitis MD can help you get back on track to health. Contact us today for more information about our hand and wrist treatments or book in with us online to schedule an appointment.
Acute and chronic wrist pain can be caused by a fall, lifting improperly, or sustaining an injury. If this is the case, a X-ray will be able to show if you’ve sustained a fracture, sprain, or tear.
However, wrist pain can also be a side effect of various medical conditions, including:
– Autoimmune diseases, such as Lupus
– Carpal tunnel syndrome
– Ganglion cysts
– Loss of blood supply within the carpal bone
– Nerve compression
– Psoriatic arthritis
– Rheumatoid arthritis
If you’re experiencing wrist pain, especially pain that doesn’t subside after a few days of rest and home-care, it’s important to consult your primary care physician. They’ll be able to perform the proper tests and imaging to get you an accurate diagnosis and prescribe a treatment plan that best suits your unique medical needs.
A licenced and experienced orthopedist will determine whether surgery is necessary to treat your wrist injury. While wrist surgery is typically a last resort, it can be necessary to restore functionality to your hand and wrist – especially if non-surgical remedies haven’t yielded results.
The most common wrist surgeries are:
Carpal tunnel release: In this procedure, the transverse carpal ligament is cut, decreasing pressure on the compressed nerve which improves the symptoms associated with carpal tunnel.
Fracture care: If your wrist has sustained a fracture, surgical pinning may be required to keep the bone in place so that it can heal properly.
Ligament repair: If your ligament is torn or severely sprained, an orthopedist may need to surgically reconnect the ligament to the bone. This may include using pins to ensure the bones align properly while the torn ligament heals.
Ligament reconstruction: If you sustained ligament injury in the past that went untreated, reconstruction may necessary to heal the injury. This is done using a graft from a less used segment of wrist tendon, and then inserting pins to hold the wrist bones in place as the newly grafted segment heals.
Fusion: For those suffering from arthritis or wrist instability, two or more wrist bones can be surgically fused together to lessen or completely alleviate pain.
There are certain conditions that, when they have progressed to a certain level, require surgical intervention to reduce discomfort and restore functionality to the hand.
These conditions may include:
– Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
– Dupuytren’s Contracture
– Ganglion Cysts
– Tendon Injuries
– Trigger Finger
A licensed orthopedist will use imaging and testing to determine whether surgery is necessary to treat your hand condition. They will walk you through the process, expected time line, and will discuss all viable options for the most effective treatment.
Finding a hand surgeon that is trustworthy, experienced, knowledgeable can often leave patients lost and wondering where to look.
At Dr. Paul Dicpinigaitis MD, we offer comprehensive orthopedic care that includes orthopedic surgeries, orthopedic sports medicine, and much more. Dr. D is an incredibly talented surgeon with a plethora of experience under his belt, and comes highly recommended from doctors and patients alike.
If you are seeking expert orthopedic care in the Massapequa area, contact our team today or book in online to schedule an appointment. We are located at 5840 Merrick Rd, Massapequa, NY 11758. We serve patients from Massapequa NY, Merrick NY, Plainedge NY, Amityville NY, Bellmore NY, Farmingdale NY, Wantagh NY, Bethpage NY, and surrounding areas.